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Mojang AB (full Swedish name: Mojäng Aktiebolag—Swedish for "Gadget Ltd."), pronounced (mo-yang) Swedish and (mo-jang) English[1], also known as Mojang, and originally Mojang Specifications, is a previously independent video game developer, primarily known for the creation and development of Minecraft. It was founded by Markus Persson, Jakob Porsér, and Carl Manneh. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Mojang currently has 49 employees.[2][3] Mojang publicly announced on September 15 that they would be bought by Microsoft, and became part of Microsoft Studios on November 6, 2014.[4]

Employees[edit | edit source]

Current employees[edit | edit source]

Game developers[edit | edit source]

Name Avatar Position:[2][3]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter About: Mojang AB: Employees[note 1]
Jens 'Jeb' Bergensten[5] Jens - Mojang avatar.png Lead game developer (Minecraft Computer and Pocket Editions) Starcraft, Doom 2, Don’t Look Back Eating cheese doodles with chopsticks[6] @jeb_ Fun Fact #328: The facial hair right below his lower lip is brighter than the rest. He's also a redditor!
Nathan 'Dinnerbone' Adams[7] Dinnerbone - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @Dinnerbone Member of the Bukkit team. Known as Foreverabone on his Twitter page.
Erik 'Grum' Broes[7] Mojavatar grum.png Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @_grum Member of the Bukkit team.
Johan Bernhardsson Bernhardsson - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) Half-Life 2, Bloodline Champions @jbernhardsson Previously worked as a Half-Life 2 modder, a minigame developer and a software engineer. Was a programmer for Stunlock Studios on strategy game Bloodline Champions.
Jon Kågström Jon - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Scrolls) @jonkagstrom Used to work as an AI programmer at DICE on Battlefield.
Aron Nieminen Aron - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition and Scrolls) He's very bright. His hair looks like a blue, woolen cap.
Måns Olson Mans - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Scrolls) @MansOlson
Michael 'Searge' Stoyke[8] Game developer (Minecraft) @SeargeDP Founder of the Minecraft Coder Pack (MCP)
Tommaso 'tommo' Checchi Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition) Wasting time[9] @_tomcc Previously worked on Cobalt's game engine.
Shoghi Cervantes Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition) Likes everything that uses electricity[10] @shoghicp Founder of PocketMine
Daniel Wustenhoff Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition) Likes pizza, and code @darngeek
Tomas Alaeus Game Developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition) @talaeus

Artists[edit | edit source]

Name Avatar Position:[2][3]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter About: Mojang AB: Employees[note 1]
Markus 'Junkboy' Toivonen[5] Junkboy - Mojang avatar.png Art director Wild Guns, Metal Slug, Full Throttle Laying down digital mosaic.[6] @jnkboy Very mysterious. Some say he doesn't even exist.
Mattis 'BombBoy' Grahm Mattis - Mojang avatar.png Artist (Scrolls) Time travel. @BomuBoi Bombs. (He has one on his T-shirt, ooh...)
Henrik 'Carnalizer' Pettersson[11] Henrik - Mojang avatar.png Production manager of Scrolls
Board games, strategy games, Team Fortress 2, Half-Life, Minecraft Extreme procrastination. @carnalizer Is the oldest person employed by Mojang.
Jonatan 'eldrone' Pöljö Artist @eldrone

Web/system development[edit | edit source]

Name Avatar Position:[2][3]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter About: Mojang AB: Employees[note 1]
Daniel Frisk Frisk - Mojang avatar.png Chief architect
Web developer
@danfrisk He never works on Fridays.
Leonard 'xlson' Axelsson[12] Leo - Mojang avatar.png Web developer Can recite the entire alphabet by memory. @xlson
Kristoffer Jelbring[13] Kris - Mojang avatar.png Web developer Being Mojang's unofficial DJ. @KrisJelbring Peace.
Martin Odhelius Web developer @modhelius
Amir Moulavi Minecraft Realms lead developer
Web developer
Tomas Sommar Web developer @tomassommar
Pär Axelsson Web developer @paera
David Marby[14] Web developer @dmarby

Business development[edit | edit source]

Name Avatar Position:[2][3]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter About: Mojang AB: Employees[note 1]
Daniel 'Kappische' Kaplan[15] Kappische - Mojang avatar.png Business developer Street Fighter IV, Tetris DS, Zelda: A Link to the Past Typing very fast.[6] @Kappische On his Skype picture he looks like a pirate.
Lydia 'MinecraftChick' Winters Lydia - Mojang avatar.png Brand director Minecraft, Oregon Trail Having bright-colored hair. @LydiaWinters Minecraft was the second video game she played.
Karin Severinson Karin - Mojang avatar.png Chief financial officier @KarinSeverinson
Patrick Geuder Geuder - Mojang avatar.png Data analysis
Business developer
Vu Bui Chief operating officer @vubui
Owen 'Bopogamel' Hill Chief word officer @bopogamel Former PC Gamer web editor.
Jonas Mårtensson[16] Chief executive officer @maartensson Carl Manneh's twin brother.
Marina Kostesic Finances
Bella 'Broontoo'[17] Project manager @broontoo

Mojang support[edit | edit source]

Name Avatar Position:[2][3]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter About: Mojang AB: Employees[note 1]
Marc Watson Marc - Mojang avatar.png Customer support administrator[18] Minecraft, Mass Effect, Halo, The Elder Scrolls Performs improv comedy @Marc_IRL Started Minecraft Marathon[19]
Mathias Andersson Customer support agent @91maan90
Aleksandra 'Ola' Zajac Customer support agent @missmarzenia
Lisa Kempe Customer support agent
Anna Klingberg Customer support agent
Hampus Nilsson Customer support manager[18]
Nasim Derakhshan Customer support agent
Olle Personne Customer support agent
Matilda Åkerman Customer support agent
Sarah Mårtensson Customer support agent
David Stuart Dahlgren Customer support agent
Andreas Andersson Customer support agent Dota 2 @blurpiandy Creating videos related to Dota 2
Mattias Victorin Customer support agent @mattiasvictorin

Brand enforcement[edit | edit source]

Name Avatar Position:[2][3]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter About: Mojang AB: Employees[note 1]
Brandon Andersson Brand enforcer
Talia Grunt Brand enforcer
Milla Stone Brand enforcer
Karl Lowry Brand enforcer

Contractors[edit | edit source]

Name Task Twitter Notes
57Digital Developers of Minecraft Explorer, the official Minecraft companion guide for iOS, as well as the official Minecraft Skin Studio. @57digital Jamie Chapman and Luke Dixon
Nikolaj Nyholm Has assisted Mojang with their early business development. @nikolaj
Daniel 'C418' Rosenfeld Making the music and sounds for Minecraft and 0x10c. @c418 Has high self-esteem!
Paul Spooner Assisted with the development of Minecraft's trees. @dudecon
Kristoffer Zetterstrand Made the paintings for Minecraft. @zetterstrand The subject of a Wikipedia article, and Notch is his brother-in-law!
Garry 'Army of Trolls' Lucken Made the skins for the skin packs for Pocket Edition @armyoftrolls

Former employees[edit | edit source]

Name Avatar Position Favorite games Special talent Twitter Notes
Markus 'Notch' Persson Notch - Mojang avatar.png Founder of Mojang, creator of Minecraft
Game developer
Dungeon Master 2, Doom, X-Com Can look directly at the sun with only minor permanent damage.[6] @notch Minecraft is the brainchild of Markus Persson. Rumors have it that he programmed it during a power outage in the summer of 1812 while he was carrying infants out of a burning church which was built on the back of a giant opossum. Also he is 11'6" tall and glows in the dark.[note 2] Used to have a great hat, gave it away, now has a new hat.

His beard has been shaved for charity.[20]

When Mojang was sold to Microsoft, he left the company soon after along with the other two founders.

Tobias Möllstam[21] Tobias - Mojang avatar.png Web developer Developing tight webs to capture customers. @mollstam One day he decided to eat failure and shit success. True story.
Carl Manneh[21] Carl - Mojang avatar.png Founder of Mojang
Chief Executive Officer
FIFA 10, Resident Evil, Tetris Cloning himself.[6] @carlmanneh Used to be Notch's old boss. His last name sounds like "money" and he was Mojang's business guy. Coincidence?
Warren 'EvilSeph' Loo[7][22] EvilSeph - Mojang avatar.png Game developer @EvilSeph Leader of the Bukkit team.
Jakob Porsér Jakob - Mojang avatar.png Founder of Mojang
Game developer (Scrolls)
X-Com 2, Master of Magic, Diablo 2 Recursive for loops.[6] @JahKob Made another game (Scrolls) along with Minecraft. His pants defy gravity and suspenders alike.
Anton Albiin Customer support agent @ettglasvatten
Siri Hoel Andersson Office manager @sirihoel
Hayden 'Dock' Scott-Baron[23][24] Artist @docky Joined in December 2009, but left shortly after in February 2010 due to work-related issues.
Poi Poi Chen Artist (Scrolls) Dota 2 @poipoichen
Nathan 'Tahg' Gilbert[7][25] Minecraft server development @tahgtahv Former member of the Bukkit team.
Ryan 'TheMogMiner' Holtz[8] Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @TheMogMiner Previously worked on Scaleform
Linn Hultman Office manager @linnsebumsan Was Notch's personal assistant.
Andreas 'hideous' Jörgensen Customer support agent @hideous_
Joe Liu Customer support agent @joebleh Worked with Marc Watson at a previous job.
Mike 'ClayHero' Till Customer support agent @e_claymore Worked with Marc Watson at a previous job.

Other games[edit | edit source]

Scrolls[edit | edit source]


Scrolls is another Mojang game which was first conceived and developed by Jakob Porsér.[26] Its lead designer is now Måns Olson and its production manager is Henrik Pettersson.[27] Announced on March 2, 2011,[28] it aims to combine elements from trading card games and traditional board game in the strategy genre. The game was first made available to a limited number of people through alpha keys giveaways, starting from July 5, 2012.[29] It then hit beta on June 3, 2013[30] since when it is purchasable at a discounted price. The game was fully released on December 12, 2014,[31] but on June 29th, 2015, Mojang announced that development of Scrolls would cease as "the game has reached a point where it can no longer sustain continuous development."[32]

In August 2011, Mojang was threatened with legal action by the legal team representing ZeniMax Media, with the accusation being that the title "Scrolls" infringes on the The Elder Scrolls trademark, a series of role-playing video games published by Bethesda Softworks (a ZeniMax Media subsidiary). In mid-October 2011, the court case was won by Mojang,[33] and one employee described the outcome as "the court saw it from our side". No further action was taken against Mojang, and the name, "Scrolls" remained.

Cobalt[edit | edit source]


Cobalt is a game developed by Oxeye Game Studio and published by Mojang. Cobalt is an action game of "running, jumping, rolling, shooting, throwing, dancing, hacking, rolling, flying, sliding, climbing, looting, deflecting, racing, piñata-ing, passing, scoring… and even more rolling!" Cobalt is written in Lua and will be released for Windows, Mac and Linux this autumn, although it will be released for Windows first.[34]

Cobalt Theme Song:

0x10c[edit | edit source]


Following the end to his involvement with Minecraft, Notch began pre-production of an alternate reality space game set in the distant future on March 2012. On April Fools' Day, Mojang launched a satirical website for Mars Effect, citing the lawsuit with Bethesda as an inspiration.[35] However, the gameplay elements remained true and on April 4, Mojang revealed 0x10c as a space sandbox title.[36] It was eventually archived by Notch, as he didn't have the inspiration any more.

Office tour[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

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    Most of this information was from the support page on that is no longer available, having been replaced by, which was later replaced with
  2. This was from "About", then "Minecraft", on the same page as the others.

References[edit | edit source]

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